On March 28, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft had entered talks to buy DoubleClick Inc (an online advertising company). The reported price was said to be $2 Billion. WSJ is now reporting that Google Inc. has entered the bidding as well.
Excerpt from WSJ: Google Inc. has emerged along with Microsoft Corp. as a contender to buy DoubleClick Inc., presenting competition that stands to increase the final sale price of the online-advertising company, people familiar with the situation said.
Microsoft has appeared less likely to win the bidding as the potential price for the company surpassed $2 billion, according to the people familiar with the situation.
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